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November 28, 2012 10:33:56 PM

Just wanted to see if you guys could help me find a good gaming computer build for under $450 without rebates. I do not plan to overclock but will if you recommend it. This as well goes for crossfire. I do not need a monitor or OS and plan to buy very very soon.

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November 28, 2012 11:12:14 PM
November 28, 2012 11:14:36 PM

I would have too say go for the A10 on that one. Also, go for 1x4 stick of RAM, so you can upgrade to 8 in the future.

The Trinity benefits from a high clock speed RAM, so 1333 would be worse than 1600.

Also, do you need Windows?
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November 28, 2012 11:28:06 PM

If all you want to do mainly is play games you could go with a Pentium and a 7850. Should run all games on high-ish settings
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November 28, 2012 11:31:17 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q2sG

Ram is actually $10 less on newegg, so total build cost is $447.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

good luck!
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November 28, 2012 11:38:52 PM

Do i really need that aftermarket fan?
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November 28, 2012 11:42:40 PM

I would go with the Pentium build for future upgrade ability.
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November 28, 2012 11:44:38 PM

quilciri: How would this preform in games?
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November 28, 2012 11:46:09 PM

Very well. High settings in most games.
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November 28, 2012 11:49:37 PM

Unless you have multiple monitors it won't make a difference.
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November 29, 2012 12:10:53 AM

That is a very good case.
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November 29, 2012 12:18:39 AM

I don't understand these 450 bugdet builds.. Just have some patience wait sometime and save some money. Why throw 450$ on a system when u could wait a few months and play your games on high-ultra settings with a way better build??
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November 29, 2012 12:20:46 AM

At $450 including OS I would go for something like an i3 + 7850.
With coupons and such you should be able to get it down that far.

Here is a case that is $30 after rebate and free shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... That case should be quite nice.

The 7850 2GB Might be a little overkill at 1080P, but it is quite the performer at under $200.
Recently ran Unigine Heaven and OCing the 7850 it nearly had double the FPS of a stock 6850.
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November 29, 2012 12:24:06 AM

True, but if the 1GB is considerably less and fits in the budget better, it might be the more solid choice.
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November 29, 2012 12:24:50 AM

lowcountrysmoke said:
I don't understand these 450 bugdet builds.. Just have some patience wait sometime and save some money. Why throw 450$ on a system when u could wait a few months and play your games on high-ultra settings with a way better build??


Even if you have the money sometimes it is hard to justify throwing a ton at a computer. It just doesn't appeal to some folks.
Much like cars. Some people will go do all kinds of custom exhaust and what-not on a car, but really even if most folks have the money they aren't going to toss money at that kind of thing for their car. It doesn't appeal to them.

I paid around $450 without OS for my about a year ago to my recollection.
All new parts I got an 8GB Corsair Vengeance Ram, i3-2100, Sapphire 6850 GPU, H61 Motherboard, DVD Drive, CX430 PSU, NZXT Gamma, and a 500GB Seagate Drive. I would say $450 can get you a plenty decent gaming build.

If you are going for just gaming you could drop the CPU down and pick up a 7850 and have a build that would handle a lot of games quite nicely.
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November 29, 2012 12:35:00 AM

I can relate to the car thing. Lol. My Jetta is on bags and has ridiculous fitment wheels on it that just make it way less driveable.
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November 29, 2012 12:57:05 AM

Looks good to me. Go for it!
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November 29, 2012 12:57:08 AM

Looks great. I would still think about swapping the Gamma for the Corsair 200R I linked as it is $5 cheaper after rebate.

I own the Gamma and I have a lot of little peeves with it.
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November 29, 2012 1:02:17 AM

And those would be? by the way...what would be my average FPS on say GTA 4?
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November 29, 2012 1:08:20 AM

GTA 4 was known for being pretty CPU heavy to my recollection. Dropping the GPU down a little and putting a little more into the CPU would probably help there, but it is only one game.

With the Gamma I'll go into what I dislike about it.


Flimsy side panels. They are very floppy and have a lot of bend to them, and I've seen much solider panels.

Width. It simply doesn't seem wide enough. The cable management area causes a lot of difficulty putting the side panel back on even if you run your wires cleanly. I've seen this complaint elsewhere as well if memory serves me. The SATA cable from the HDD going the other direction pushes on the side panel as well. Just seems like it would have benefited from an inch of added width.

Front panel design. This is more of a personal thing. I don't like how the front goes outward, and it being just a flush front end would appear much cleaner.


I just have more faith in Corsair, as well as it being $5 cheaper AR. ;) 


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November 29, 2012 1:10:35 AM

Maybe something without rebate? And with gta 4 what FPS would i get?
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November 29, 2012 1:22:06 AM

Multisupermono said:
Maybe something without rebate? And with gta 4 what FPS would i get?


It is hard to say due to GTA 4 still being an older game and most benchmarks surrounding it are for older CPU's.
Case wise the issues I have with the Gamma are probably quite prevalent on other cases in this price range (not counting deals or rebates).

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November 29, 2012 1:24:42 AM

But might you make an estimate?
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November 29, 2012 1:47:39 AM

I would get the G860 with 7850.

No estimates necessary. You get what you pay for but you won't have problems running GTA IV as long as you don't try on maxing it.
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November 29, 2012 2:06:19 AM

Multisupermono said:
But might you make an estimate?


@1920x1080, that rig will avg 60+ fps for pretty much any game made in 2008 (e.g. GTA 4) or earlier. (crysis with cranked graphic settings notwithstanding :)  ). The rig will hit 50 fps for pretty much any game in existence @1920x1080with 4xMSAA and 4xAF, as long as resource hogs like Depth of Field are off.

If your monitor's res is less than that, your avg framerate will of course be higher.

enjoy!
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November 29, 2012 2:13:10 AM

tiny voices said:
I can relate to the car thing. Lol. My Jetta is on bags and has ridiculous fitment wheels on it that just make it way less driveable.


Oh cars....my other and even greater passion.
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November 29, 2012 2:14:34 AM

What do you drive?
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November 29, 2012 2:20:20 AM

2010 Mazda Axela 2.0 (its a 3, but I got a JDM Axela badge on it). I'll get a picture up here if you want to see it, but its dark right now, maybe I will take one tomorrow.
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November 29, 2012 2:23:35 AM

That's awesome. I just have your run of the mill mk4 Jetta on bags. I'll get a picture up in a second. Sorry for jacking this thread btw. Lol
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November 29, 2012 2:38:02 AM

I actually really like those rims on that car, and the lowering looks nice! I just have mine on a set of lowering springs and a set of generic 5 spokes, and some LED lighting on the interior and license plate.
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November 29, 2012 2:53:42 AM

Thanks! they are pretty common on these cars. They are cheap and easy to get "stance"

17x8.5 front
17x10 rear

The car used to be on coilovers but I got tired of breaking oil pans and decided to go air. lol

Your car sounds pretty dope too.
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November 29, 2012 3:06:09 AM

Its not all that awesome. It hugs corners amazingly though. I'm trying to get more of a rallycar look though and more style, as I ended up with an auto :( 

I'm going to get some HID's and aftermarket fogs and be pretty much done with it. I like the stance on yours though. Looks pretty ba.
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November 29, 2012 3:14:54 AM

Thanks very much. she's a bitch to drive but I love her. because its a 5 speed I have to be careful accelerating on corners due to binding and breaking axles. lol. I wish my car handled well. Removed front sway bar for clearance and control arms that max out on any dip in the road aren't much fun.
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November 29, 2012 4:30:24 AM

Lol, sometimes style has a sacrafice. That's kinda what I'm trying to ride. A fine line between style and handling (more towards the handling side). I'll put a picture in the morning.
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November 29, 2012 4:48:28 AM

My thread! My beautiful thread has been taken over by cars! thanks for all your help everyone!
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November 29, 2012 4:50:40 AM

Best answer selected by Multisupermono.
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November 29, 2012 5:49:35 AM

Multisupermono said:
My thread! My beautiful thread has been taken over by cars! thanks for all your help everyone!


Yea...sorry about that one. Sometimes that happens on this forum.

Well, since this thread is going to close, I may as well upload the one picture of my car I took during the night:



Not exactly the best image I could have taken, but here it is. Pretty basic as I said, but has the right amount of flair.
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November 29, 2012 8:24:31 AM

Deemo13 said:
Yea...sorry about that one. Sometimes that happens on this forum.

Well, since this thread is going to close, I may as well upload the one picture of my car I took during the night:

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj596/Deemo13/20121128_223841.jpg

Not exactly the best image I could have taken, but here it is. Pretty basic as I said, but has the right amount of flair.

Nice car ^_^ <3 the picture looks really cool at night!
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November 29, 2012 12:09:27 PM

Looking good! Being from the VW community I feel obligated to tell you to slam the ish out of it, but I think it looks really good!
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